MEDIA ADVISORY: DRAW FOR FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 QUALIFIERS TO BE HELD SUNDAY, MAY 7

Draw to Take Place at 8:00 AM EST in Guangzhou, China

TORONTO, ON (May 6, 2017) - FIBA will conduct a draw this Sunday, May 7, to determine qualifying groups for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. The draw will be held at 12:00 PM GMT (8:00 AM EST), and can be viewed via live video stream here.

The draw will determine who the Canadian men's national team will face in the first phase of the World Cup Qualifiers and when games will be hosted in Canada.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will be held in China across 8 different cities from August 31 - September 15, 2019. The Road to the World Cup tips-off with qualifying games beginning in November 2017. Seven teams from the Americas will qualify for the World Cup out of 32 total countries.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Explained - click here.

Americas Qualifiers Draw Principles - click here.

Americas Qualifiers Explained - click here.

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